But let me say to you very kindly but very plainly your life thus far is a failure.
What it meant to him may be imagined—the failure of all their hopes—their capture and death!
For Old Eli had been a failure, a flat, appalling, stupefying failure.
No; not through any failure; not through any of the accidents which will happen in all medical practice.
The thought of the loss of the gold was forgotten in his disappointment at failure.
This squalor, this bare loneliness, was the harsh penalty of failure.
A failure in a proper understanding of language may give rise to false conceptions and the most serious of mistakes.
The outside of the log was nothing but punk, or the operation would have been a failure.
The failure of the siege of Orleans marks the beginning of the decline of English power in France.
Failure in respect to age is considered an injury to the customs of the country.
failure 1640s, failer, from Anglo-Fr. failer, from Fr. faillir (see fail). Modern form attested from 1660s.